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Police Department Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash Involving Bicyclist

Post Date:06/09/2016 10:15 PM

Mount Prospect Police Department Investigates Traffic Crash Involving a Vehicle and Bicyclist

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:41 A.M., the Mount Prospect Police responded to a bicyclist struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Central Road and Weller Lane.

The preliminary investigation revealed a female bicyclist, Joni Beaudry, 55 years old of Mount Prospect, was attempting to cross northbound across Central Road at the designated crosswalk. Beaudry activated the crossing signal and began to cross after the vehicles in the eastbound curb lane of Central Road stopped. A black Lexus SUV driving in the eastbound median lane did not stop and struck Beaudry. The Lexus remained on scene after striking the bicyclist. The Mount Prospect Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Beaudry to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she later succumbed to her injuries from the crash and died.

The driver of the black Lexus, Hanna Burzynska, 56 years old of the 1800 block of Pebble Creek Circle, Elk Grove Village, was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Burzynska was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The Mount Prospect Police Department, along with the Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team, continues to investigate this crash and requests anyone who witnessed the crash or has any additional information to contact the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team at 847-870-5656.

Eastbound lanes of Central Road were closed to traffic for approximately 5 hours while the initial investigation took place.

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